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All adult bench personnel MUST have a background check completed by USA Softball prior to the start of any USA Softball MA. sanctioned event. Adults will not be allowed on the field without this being completed.
National Background checks can be done through RegisterUSASoftball.com. Each adult must complete his or her own national background check as it requires their electronic signature authorizing the background check to be completed.
Massachusetts CORI checks will not be allowed as a substitute for the USA Softball background check. Anyone submitting a CORI result will be violating state and federal privacy laws and USA Softball MA. is not authorized to request Massachusetts CORI checks.
Tournament directors will be asking for either the RegisterUSASoftball ID cards or a copy of the adult's profile page from RegisterUSASoftball.com to verify that the background check has been completed.
Any questions, please contact Wayne Coe @ firstname.lastname@example.org
|Title||First Name||Last Name||Street||City||Phone||Cell/Fax|
|State Commissioner||Philip||McElroy||PO Box 1558||E. Arlington, MA 02474-0023||(617) 824-8981||(617) email@example.com|
|State JO Commissioner||Walter||Babcock||(978) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|State Deputy JO Commissioner||Wayne||Coe||30 Morton St||Leominster, MA 01453||(978) 840-8068||(508) email@example.com|
|Deputy JO (Lowell)||Don||Beland||94 Lundberg St||Lowell, MA 01850||(978) 452-9338||None||Donb328@comcast.net|
|Deputy JO (Merrimack)||Gil||Vigeant||31 Laurel St||Lowell, MA 01850||(978) 265-5352||None||G.Vigeant@comcast.net|
|Deputy JO (South Shore)||Michael||Peckman||781-724-0602||Nonefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy JO (North Shore)||John||Gambale||15 Burpee Rd||Swampscott, MA 01907||None||(781) email@example.com|
|Deputy JO (Southern Worcester)||Peter||Cardoza||62 Sunrise Ave||Grafton, MA 01519||None||(617) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy JO (Cape)||Erick||Anderson||120 Herring Pond Rd||Buzzards Bay, MA 02532||None||(508) email@example.com|
We are always looking for hard working individuals to assist with the Junior Olympic Program here in Massachusetts.
Please e-mail me if you are interested
The format for the USA Softball MA. State Championships will now be 2 pool play games (no new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes leading into a double elimination bracket. All teams MUST be ready to play as early as 12 noon on Friday should circumstances dictate. Since this is an USA Softball Championship Play Event, all teams must be drawn equally. DO NOT ASK NOT TO PLAY FRIDAY AS THIS REQUEST WILL BE DENIED. The Massachusetts JO Staff reserves the right to modify this format if necessary.
Officially registered teams can be found here.
MUST have at least one coach ACE certified and all other adult bench personnel MUST have completed the USA Softball National Background check PRIOR to their entry being accepted for Mass ASA & other USA Softball Championship Play events.
Entry form can be found here
Please complete a local tournament sanction form for each age division.
Submit this form along with a check for $50 per age division, made payable to ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA., to:
30 Morton St
Leominster, MA 01453
Deadline for tournament requests is February 1, 2017
Applications will NOT be accepted after this date
Tournaments can only be classified as 'OPEN', 'B/C', or 'C'. Multiple divisions will not be allowed. Tournaments can be multiple ages but only one division
Sanctioned scrimmages can be multiple divisions and ages
OPEN tournaments can accept any classification (A, B or C)
Division B/C tournaments can accept Class B or Class C teams. No Class A teams
Division C tournaments can only accept Class C teams. No Class A or Class B
Only one 18+ tournament will be allowed each weekend
USA SOFTBALL MA. sanctioned events MUST have a minimum time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes. No drop dead time limits allowed (except for sanctioned scrimmages). Exceptions for weather will be allowed.
THE FOLLOWING WEEKENDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO HOST LOCAL TOURNAMENTS:
10U/ 12A/ 12B/ 12C July 7 - 9, 2017
14A/ 14B/14C/ 16U June 30 - July 2, 2017
14U August 4 - 6, 2017
In order to play in any of these USA SOFTBALL MA. sanctioned events listed below, your team must be registered as an ASA Travel Team. Massachusetts teams can download a travel team registration form by clicking on the forms link above. Recreational League teams MUST register as an ASA Travel Team in order to play in USA SOFTBALL MA. Sanctioned Tournaments. This is to insure the USA SOFTBALL umpires for the tournament. Tournament directors may click on the registrations link above to see a current list of registered teams. All teams are required to submit to the tournament director a current certificate of insurance and an USA SOFTBALL Championship Roster SIGNED by either an USA SOFTBALL Commissioner or State Junior Olympic Commissioner prior to their first game of the tournament.
Teams registered to play in USA SOFTBALL Tournaments in Massachusetts that are not listed on the MAJOASA website are advised that these are not sanctioned by the USA SOFTBALL MA.. Your team insurance may not cover you for participating in an unsanctioned USA SOFTBALL event nor are the umpires covered for working the tournament. Only sanctioned tournaments are listed on the MAJOASA site and each tournament will receive a sanction certificate that must be posted at the official tournament site.
As as new service for those USA SOFTBALL registered teams, USA SOFTBALL Region 1 has developed a tournament website listing all tournaments across all six New England states. To view this new website, please visit http:// www.asanewengland.com.
|Recreational League Registration Form (NON BOLLINGER INSURED LEAGUES)|
|Travel Team Registration Form (see note 1)|
|State Tournament Entry Form|
|Local Tournament Sanction Form (see note 2)|
|Player Pick Up Form|
|RegisterASA Travel Team Registration Guide|
|RegisterASA Recreational League Registration Guide|
|2017 Travel Team Handbook|
|ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. Permanent Player Release Form|
Forms without complete fee will be returned. All returned checks are subject to a $25.00 fee
1. This form needs to be complete regardless of whether the team is individually registering and insuring through Bollinger insurance or the team has its own insurance. Teams wishing to be classified as Class B or Class C must complete all forms in their entirety. Failure to complete all of the forms will delay the team in being processed and classified.
2. This form must be completed for each age division hosted. The form will be submitted to the appropriate Area ASA UIC for review along with the Deputy State JO Commissioner.